Retired Columnists Articles

These experts formerly served as regular contributors to Today’s Facility Manager magazine. Their vast knowledge of the facility management profession continues to provide a rich resource for facility managers by way of this online archive.

Tricks Of The Trade: Green Building Basics

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge helps on facility professional find out about green building certification... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Mission Critical Quiz

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge takes the redundancy question... [...]

Facility Fix: Chilling Out

This Q&A with Peter Whiteman illustrates how new chillers provide an energy efficient solution for a healthcare facility in Saskatchewan,... [...]

FM Frequency: From the Outside Looking In

A peek inside the fictitious life of temporary facility manager, Ms. Y (courtesy of "Dear... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Hello, Columbus!

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge breaks down operations costs for the City of Columbus,... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Organizational Tools

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gets one facility manager on track with a solution to her task management... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Water In The Lights

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge addresses the safety issue of leaky roofs, water, and light... [...]


From Where I Sit: Facility Management Is…

Tim Springer challenges fms to define what they do in terminology that's tangible to everyone.... [...]

FM Frequency: For The Love Of Buildings

Confessions under the knife: anesthesia exposes the trippy side of Crane's facility... [...]

Tricks Of The Trade: Mythbusting the Copper vs. Aluminum Debate

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge puts forth the case for copper wire vs aluminum wire connected to main electrical switch gears.... [...]